It looks like J. Crew Group Inc.’s future might lead to Wall Street rather than Tokyo.
The private equity-owned fashion firm had been in very preliminary talks to be acquired by Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., but as WWD reported Friday, the Japanese giant balked at the $5 billion price tag being bandied around in the press. Numerous reports on Tuesday said the discussions had broken down entirely.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)